Binnie has won a Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Award from the BC Ministry of Transportation. Deputy Minister, Grant Main (photo: right), and Chief Engineer, Dirk Nyland (left), presented Binnie with the award for our work on the Highway 2 – Tupper Four-Lane Upgrade Project. Transportation Division Manager, Maurizio Ponzini, and Transportation Engineer, James Norris, attended the Wednesday night gala to receive the award.
Located in northeastern BC, southeast of Dawson Creek, the project had two objectives: improve driving conditions in the busy corridor, and reduce wildlife collisions.
Gordon Wagner, manager of Binnie’s Northern Division, served as Project Manager, and led a talented Binnie team consisting of Engineers, Technologists, and Survey Technicians. It was because of their excellent work that Binnie received the finalist award in the category: Design and Contract Preparation – Roads.
The Binnie team designed 5.91 kilometres of Highway 2 to a four-lane Rural Arterial Divided 100 km/h standard, including improvements at intersections and at several other public and private roads/accesses.
The project also included the design of three bridges, which were completed by CWMM Consulting Engineers. The Binnie team worked closely with CWMM on the design of the bridges and the bridges were tendered with the highway works. CWMM was also recognized by the Ministry, and received a Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Award in Design and Contract Preparation – Bridges for this project.
Construction was completed in the summer of 2014.